"Like it or not, the Supreme Court has ruled Obamacare the law of the land," declares the newly released book by longtime surgeon and educator Dr. Ashraf Hilmy. "So what does that mean for you and me?"
Hilmy's book, Health-Care Reform: a Surgeon's Perspective, brings an expertly researched approach and an "unabashed lack of political correctness" to the subject of outrageous health care costs, international competitiveness and the implications of Obamacare for society in the United States.
The book directly calls out and blames factors that drive health care costs, like billing bureaucracy, legal issues, medical malpractice and socio-cultural influences.
Health-Care Reform discusses these issues and more in no-nonsense language that the average citizen can understand. Hilmy articulates his experiences as a practicing physician for over 30 years. He has witnessed healthcare systems in several countries across the globe, all with varying types of healthcare systems.
"There will be no political correctness here," says Hilmy. "I will not sugarcoat it or beat around the bush. I will tell it as it is with surgical precision."
Health-Care Reform: a Surgeon's Perspective
By: Ashraf Hilmy
Retail price: $22.95 (hc)
Available at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.
About the author
Ashraf Hilmy, M.D., a native of Egypt, has been a practicing physician since 1979. He is board certified in surgery, anesthesiology, critical-care medicine, healthcare administration, and has an MBA from the University of Texas, Pan Am with an emphasis on healthcare administration. He has served as both chief of surgery and staff at several institutions. He is a poet, songwriter and avid photographer.
Hilmy currently owns a solo surgical practice in South Texas, is an assistant professor of surgery and is actively involved in teaching medical students and surgical residents.